What a Tangled Web They Weave

After being caught with their pants down numerous times when it comes to facts versus factoids, SSA Marine’s subsidiary Pacific International Terminals PR team is at it again. But this time, even the bought-and-paid-for factoids aren’t enough to save the company that got busted in 2011 for knowingly and illegally bulldozing a Native American archeological site at the Cherry Point location of its proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal. As Sandra Robson reports in a guest editorial at The Northern Light, GPT advertisements in local newspapers continue to cherry-pick favorable factoids from studies, leaving out key information GPT determines unfavorable.


Tanker Traffic

As Joel Connelly reports at the Seattle P-I, tanker traffic in the San Juan Islands would soar from 5 to 34 a month if the Kinder Morgan Tar Sands pipeline to Vancouver is tripled in size. While the Canadian Government has denounced opponents to the pipeline expansion as radicals, a government-appointed panel in Ottawa said Canada is not prepared to deal with an oil spill in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and in the waters off southern Vancouver Island.